ILANZ, In-House Lawyers Association of New Zealand

Senior Legal Counsel – Construction - Auckland

Senior Legal Counsel – Construction

Building Better, Together

Fletcher Building is one of New Zealand’s largest listed companies and New Zealand’s leading civil and commercial construction contractor.

Its centralised legal team enjoy challenging and diverse work. They are a cohesive, collaborative, high performing team.

Fletcher Building has created an additional Senior Legal Counsel role in its centrally led legal team. Reporting to the General Counsel - Construction, you will enjoy being part of a collegial and high performing team.  Variety is guaranteed, as you will provide legal advice and support on construction contracts, tenders and construction disputes for all businesses within the Construction business, most likely focussing on the Infrastructure Division.  This role may also provide support to other business units who contract on the basis of construction contracts.  There is also scope for this role to develop into other areas, such as health and safety, procurement and general contracting.  

To be successful in this role you will ideally have:

  • Minimum of 8 years’ PQE
  • Senior level front-end construction law experience is essential
  • This role requires experience with construction contracts and tender documents, and perhaps some experience dealing with construction disputes. 
  • Experience acting for a large Contractor on Infrastructure/Engineering projects would be helpful. 
  • Top tier law firm experience is preferred.


In this role you will enjoy challenging and diverse work as part of a cohesive and collaborative high performing team. 

A world of opportunity awaits you in this role – now is the time!

For further information in confidence, please contact Kathryn Cross LLB BMus, 09 354 3543 quoting reference number 547079 or click here to apply now. 

Applications close: Wednesday 24 January 2018